The RCMP is looking for more women to join the force. Just over 21 per cent of officers across the country are women. The force would like to see that number increase to 30 per cent.
Erika McGrattan, a proactive recruiter for the force, told Global News they want to make sure their officers reflect Canada’s population.
“We want more women in the police force so we can go to calls and make women more comfortable when we attend calls, when we show up so they’re not intimidated to speak to us, and to let us help them better.”
To apply you need to have completed high school. Applications will be screened by the force and successful applicants will then go through six months of training in Regina.
“We want that person that wanted to become a police officer because they want to help people,” McGrattan said. “They want to go out, they want to make a difference. We want to find that person who is honest, who does genuinely care.”
One in 10 women who apply to the force will be accepted. (kb/newstalk770)(with files from Global News)